RC Spring Training Report -- A Pictoral

In lieu of a detailed report today, we felt it would be best to present some original RC photos from the last two days. Following tomorrow's game, RC will provide a detailed report on days 3-5 of our official Spring Training trip. We have much to report, but for now, please enjoy some of the photos we've taken thus far.

**Update - March 4**
Due to some annoying problems with RC's official laptop, we were unable to provide today's promised post. We return to RC Headquarters on Sunday evening, when we should be able to provide commentary on the Royals' first three games of the Spring. We apologize for the delay.

Chip Ambres scores the game-tying run in the ninth inning on Thursday.

Unfortunately, a familiar sight. Affeldt was ultimately OK, but his pitching wasn't.

Ambiorix Burgos had his splitter and his fastball working, completing a scoreless inning in Friday's game while picking up the win.

Juan Cedeno looked good in his outing on Friday, despite allowing a three-run HR.

Shane Costa has impressed RC with his power displays in batting practice, and his solid contact through the first two games.

David DeJesus rounds third after launching a 420 ft. homer to right-center on Friday.

Alex Gordon on Thursday showed the Royals that he's not too far from the Majors, knocking in two runs with a key base hit in the eighth inning and hitting the ball hard all day.

Mitch Maier has officially gotten RC's attention, putting on impressive displays during batting practice and launching a triple (pictured here) in his first Spring Training at bat.

Mike MacDougal looked solid, tossing a scoreless inning while dialing his fastball up to 97 mph.

Joel Peralta was amazing on Thursday in his Royals debut.

Mark Teahen has been showing impressive power during batting practice, and he's crushed a few balls already this spring, including this double on Friday.

After coming back from a 5-0 deficit on Thursday to force a tie, the Royals on Friday won their first game of the spring with a 7-6 victory over the Rangers.


At 3/04/2006 12:35 PM, Blogger royalsbeliever said...

Mark Teahen looks pretty strong in that picture. Peralta may make a case for a bullpen role, and MacDougal needs to put on some weight. The thing I want to see is how Leo Nunez looks but so far I haven't got to see him. I heard he has put on some muscle/body mass and doesn't look like the bat boy anymore. Maier may return as a legitimate prospect in the outfield this season which would be great, because he could start in 2007.

At 3/04/2006 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dave, I really enjoy what you are doing with the Royals. You are far and away the best source for Royals information and pictures. Keep up the good work. I also wanted to know if you had heard about Rene Oriental. I know he was part of the Salcedo Royals the last couple of years. The royals web site even did a couple of feature articles on him about how he was poised to make the change from the Dominican summer league to the Royals affiliates. After that I really never heard anymore about him. If you had heard something or even any other promising information on our Dominican guys that would be great.

At 3/05/2006 7:17 PM, Anonymous Nate said...

Anyone else think Affeldt is shaped like a middle-aged woman?

At 3/05/2006 11:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... should pay you to provide content for them.


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